When you seat the new axle seals, there are special tools available but I hate getting tools that don't multitask so I try to improvise when I can. The key to getting the seals in without crimping one and ruining it is to pound on the entire surface as evenly as possible. If the seal starts to go in crooked, put force on the high side to level it out. I used a hole saw to cut a 2-1/4" piece of wood and used the handle of a screwdriver to pound on. I also set a round piece of lead I had on the wood to help distribute the force. The lead and wood both had holes through the center so the screwdriver blade kept everything centered. Of course if you have an hydraulic press, this would work best. Next –––>

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